NMS Podcast 26: Mailer Reads Naked & the Dead

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Podcast, host Justin Bozung features a now digitized recording of Mailer reading excerpts from The Naked and the Dead.  This recording was first released in 1983 via the New York-based record label Cademon, and features Mailer reading portions of this novel as an actor voicing out the roles.

NMS Podcast 25: Mailer vs. Jones

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Podcast, host Justin Bozung features audio from the Mailer Archives. In this special, Mailer discusses with author Leroi Jones and television host David Susskind, the state of racial divide in the mid-1960s. Mailer and Jones discuss the Watts Riot, the right/wrong of blacks in Vietnam, and the cancers of an absurd time.

NMS Podcast 24: Playwright Timothy Nolan

Playwright Timothy Nolan stops by the NMS Podcast this week to discuss Mailer, and writing from the unconscious as presented in Mailer’s 2004 book The Spooky Art. Additionally, host Justin Bozung and Nolan discuss the premise that Mailer may or may not have been influenced by the theater work of Samuel Beckett during his writing years of 1965-1967, which produced polarizing works like: Wild 90 and The Deer Park: A Play.

Please visit Timothy Nolan’s official website.

NMS Podcast 23: Mailer / Leeds 1987

In this return of the NMS Podcast in 2016, host Justin Bozung pays tribute to Mailer scholar and one of the co-founders of the Mailer Society, Barry Leeds, who passed away in 2015. Via archival audio, Mailer and Leeds discuss a variety of topics in the mid-80s such as: Ernest Hemingway, Gary Gilmore, Joan Didion, Harry Crews, film-making, antibiotics, and the AIDS crisis.

Purchase Barry Leeds’ A Movable Beast and read more by and about him on Project Mailer.

NMS Podcast 19: Ancient Evenings (2)

PART TWO:  In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society podcast, host Justin Bozung kicks off Ancient Evenings month with two very special audio recordings of Norman Mailer reading and discussing his polarizing 1983 novel Ancient Evenings. This audio was generously donated to the Mailer Podcast Project by Mailer Archivist / Mailer Society President J. Michael Lennon. Lennon introduces the recording in this episode of the NMS Podcast.

NMS Podcast 19: Ancient Evenings (1)

PART ONE:  In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society podcast, host Justin Bozung kicks off Ancient Evenings month with two very special audio recordings of Norman Mailer reading and discussing his polarizing 1983 novel Ancient Evenings. This audio was generously donated to the Mailer Podcast Project by Mailer Archivist / Mailer Society President J. Michael Lennon. Lennon introduces the recording in this episode of the NMS Podcast.

NMS Podcast 18: Mailer Attic

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung is cleaning his Mailer attic. In this special extravaganza of rare Mailer audio, Justin features audio in support of Mailer’s appearance at Town Hall in 1966, Mailer’s Chicago 8 conspiracy trial post-testimony press conference, as well as the full, uncut recording of Mailer’s speech at Berkeley from the 1965 Vietnam Teach-in.

Read Mailer’s Chicago 8 conspiracy trial testimony.